Ohio Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Ohio

Although Ohio is one of the leading states for registered nurse employment, by 2015, only 80% of the nursing jobs in the state will be occupied. The utmost need for nurses in Ohio is in adult critical care and medical-surgical nursing. Ohio also has a growing need for advanced practice nurses, so baccalaureate or master’s prepared nurses will have a wider selection of careers. Nurses seeking employment in Ohio can count on job security, benefits, signing bonuses and reputable salaries, as healthcare occupations are predicted to account for at least one in seven new job opportunities in Ohio in coming years. Some of the nation’s top hospitals are the leading employers of Ohioan nurses, such as Ohio State University Hospital. Other leading proprietors in the state include The Cleveland Clinic, Mount Carmel West, and Riverside Methodist Hospital.


About Ohio

Dubbed “The Buckeye State” after the countless buckeye trees that grow freely over the state’s hills and prairies, Ohio is known for its glaciated plains, the Ohio River, major highway network, the Lake Erie coastline, the Great Black Swamp, and the rugged and densely forested Allegheny Plateau, among other assets. The capital and largest city in Ohio is Columbus and other major cities include Cleveland, Cincinnati Toledo, Akron and Dayton. Ohio has several major league sports teams in football, baseball, hockey, basketball, and soccer. Other draws to the Midwestern state are the renowned secondary education institutions, the arts and music scene, museums, and outdoor activities.

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Nursing programs offered in Ohio

  • Capital University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Master of Science in Nursing
      • RN to MSN Program
      • BSN Completion Program
      • Accelerated BSN Program
      • Post-Masters Nurse Educator Certificate
      • Fast Track to MSN



  • Cleveland State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Basic BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • Freshman Pathway Program
      • MSN
      • MSN/NBA
      • PhD in Urban Education
      • Interdisciplinary Certificates



  • Kent State Universtiy +
    • Programs Offered

      Associate Degree in Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated or Second Degree BSN Online RN to BSN MSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Master's Certificates - Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Master's Certificates - Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate - Nurse Educator DNP  



  • University of Akron +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • Second-degree BSN (Accelerated BSN)
      • For LPNs: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
      • For RNs: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
      • MSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist
      • MSN - Nurse Practitioner
      • MSN - Nurse Anesthetist
      • MSN - Nursing Administration
      • Master's Degree in Public Health
      • DNP
      • Nursing PhD



  • Wright State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional Four-Year BSN
      • Adena BSN Program
      • RN-BSN Completion Program
      • BEACON (Second Degree)
      • MSN
      • DNP